NOT A LOVE-STORY..!!!
CHAPTER-5: IS IT ACTUALLY AN END…????
“Neha..!!! please switch on the phone..!!! I am extremely sorry..!!!” this was the 16th message which Animesh was texting on Neha’s phone. It was again a futile attempt. He didn’t get a reply, because her phone was still saying, “switched off”..!!!
“Rio..!!! a$$ its all your fault..!!! she has not spoken to me since last three days..!!! Can you imagine..???” Animesh blamed Rio and his weird idea for Neha’s silence. “Look! she has not spoken yet..! and silence is not always an indication of trouble..!” said Rio trying to calm him down.
At the same time Avni and Sia were also worried. They visited Neha’s place, “Where the hell are you idiot? God we were so… so.. worried…!!!” screamed Avni as soon as she saw Neha and hugged her tight. Neha looked disastrous, eyes all swollen up because of constant crying, throat all choked. She hasn’t slept over all these three days..!!!
“Neha what the hell has happened.? tell us exactly… We are your bestfriends.. How can you hide something from us..???’ Said Sia rubbing her back trying to comfort her.
Neha didn’t speak anything, tears were rolling down her eyes. She held Avni tight and hided her face on her shoulder. She started shivering in the mental pain.
“Neha..!!! tell us baby..!!! We can’t see you like this..!!” Avni actually started breaking down. “You know what..??” finally Neha uttered something…
“Ya sweetheart..!!!” Said Sia holding Neha’s hands.
Avni: “What the hell did he do..?? I will get him kicked if he did anything to you…!!!” Avni loved her bestfriend like anything. She couldn’t tolerate that she was crying because of a guy.
Neha:”That Animesh proposed to me..!!!”
Sia and Avni: “Whaaaaaaaaaaattttt…??????”
Neha busted out, she couldn’t hold it, she didn’t knew herself what was making her cry so much…??
“Neha… baby tell us…!!! whats on your mind regarding this..? Then only we will be able to help you out na..!!” said Sia trying to pacify her.
“Listen.!! If that jerk Animesh is playing around with my friend I will screw the hell out him…!!! I swear..” roared Avni. She knew and very well understood the fact that Young Officers have this habit of flirting around with girls.
“Avni..!! Cool down..!!! Neha..!!! Listen to me carefully, Animesh doesn’t seems to be a bad guy… Think maturelly and ask your heart what does it actually wants?” Said Sia trying to handle the situation.
“Neha..!! tell us… What do you want?” Asked Avni.
“I like him…!!! I actually liked him since the very first day when we fought with him in the restaurant for the table. But I don’t know I love him or not… I shouldn’t have started all this hang-out routines only… It has all happened because of that..!!!” Neha was blaming herself completely for whatever had happened. She was an introvert who never let anyone come so close to her. So this time, she felt guilty for letting herself get hurt.
“Neha..!!! Look dear..!! Falling for a guy is not a crime…!!! You too are a human, you deserve to have feelings, listen… If you think you love him, there’s nothing wrong in giving it a try..” Sia said in a composed tone. She actually had a one big list of ex-boyfriends, so she thought herself as some “Love Guru..!!!”
“Neha..!! Listen… Young Officers have this habit of flirting around with any and every second girl… You need to be careful. We cannot guarantee that Animesh is a flirty or a serious guy..!!!” Explained Avni, trying to make Neha aware of every fact and figure.
“Why don’t you talk to him directly and settle things out..!!!” advised Sia.
So after all that blah…blah..blah.. discussions girls finally decided to let Animesh and Neha meet face-to-face and talk things out…!!!
Neha and Animesh were sitting in the same restaurant and on the same table for which they had fought for, a couple of months back. Both of them were absolutely quite, because nobody knew how to begin with.
“Neha..!!! Look I am sorry… I just said whatever I feel for you..!! But its perfectly alright if you don’t feel the same, we can remain friends as we were..!” Animesh finally gathered up courage and said what Rio had made him practice since last 72 hours..!!!
Neha stayed quite, she was actually trying to hold back her emotions to prevent an outburst.
“Neha..!!! please say something..!!! your silence is killing me..!!!” Animesh pleaded.
“Neha..!! please…!!!” She was actually not speaking anything, and her silence was messing-up the situation even more..
“Animesh…” her lips finally moved and uttered something….
“Ya.. Dear am listening..” he said lovingly.
“I love you too..!!!” Neha said it, and began looking here and there, because she couldn’t make out what to do or say further..
“Whaaaaaaaaatttt…??? I mean what did you just say..???” screamed Animesh, he actually couldn’t believe it.
“Animesh… you heard it right..!!!” she said in a very low and nervous voice.
“aaaaaaaaahhhhh..!!! I don’t believe this…!!! I actually don’t believe this..!!! I love you… I love you sooooooo… much sweetheart..!!!” Animesh was screaming like hell, unbothered about the fact that he was sitting in a restaurant.
“Animesh..!!! please calm down..!!! We are sitting in a restaurant…!!! I wan’t to talk something more..!!!” said Neha.
“I don’t know anything” said Animesh, he was almost jumping like a 5-year old kid in joy. He went to the manager and asked him to play Neha’s favorite song,
the song went on…
yeh naram naram nasha hai…badhta jaaye..!!!
koi pyaar se ghungatiya deta uthaaye…!!!
ab baawra hua mann…!!!
jag ho gaya hai roshan..!!!
yeh nayee nayee suhaagan..!!!
ho gayee hai teri jogan..!!!
koi prem ki pujaaran mandir sajaaye..!!!
saiyyan … saiyyan…!!!
Animesh took Neha by hands and started dancing with her, without giving a damn of the fact that they are being watched by everyone. A round of applause followed and everyone came forward to congratulate them. There was a never ending smile on Neha’s face…………………..
IS THIS IS A “and they happily lived ever after” types HAPPY ENDING…??? OR A MERE INTERMISSION…????”
TO BE CONTINUED………………………..